"In order that the mind may not be taxed, moreover, by the manifold and confused reading of so many such things, and in order to prevent the escape of something valuable that we have read, heard, or discovered through the process of thinking itself, it will be found very useful to entrust to notebooks ... those things which seem noteworthy and striking."

[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]

List of Authors:


Charles Franklin Kettering
A.J. Liebling
Albert Camus
Alexander Nemser
Alexander Tzonis
Alexandre Dumas
Ambrose Bierce
Andre Gide
Andrey Bely
Anis Nin
Anne Applebaum
Anon.
Anthony Hecht
Archimedes, to the soldier.
Aristophanes
Auden
Bakhtin
Baudelaire
Beckett
Beckett(S)
Bellow
Benedict XVI
Benny Morris
Billy Wilder
Bonaventure
Bradley Burston
Brandt & White
Buddha
Byron
Byron, on Keats' savaging by critics
C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis
Cain, Wilder, Chandler
Cervantes
Charles Darwin's father
Charles Mackay
Charles Simic
Charles Williams
Chesterton
Christopher Hitchens
Chuck Noll
Claude Levi Strauss
Comenius
Conrad
Conrad Gesner
Corey Robin
Cormac McCarthy
Cyril Connolly
D.H. Lawrence
Dalai Lama
Dan Gillerman
Daniel C. Dennett
Daniel M. Bell Jr.
Dante
David Benner
David Foster Wallace
David Grossman
David Sanger
David Thomson
Deborah Eisenberg
Degas
Diogenes
Donal Ray Pollock
Dostoevsky
Dr. Chuck Pratt
E.M. Cioran
Ed Moloney
Edgar Allan Poe
Edmund Burke
Eduardo Gatti
Edward St. Aubyn
Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Scalia
Elliott
Emerson
Eric Ambler
Eric Linklater
Erich Auerbach
Ernst Cassirer
Ezra Pound
F.W. Schlegel
Fellini
Ferdinand Pessoa
Flann O'Brien
Flann OBrien
Flannery O'Connor
Francis de Sales
Francis Quarles
Frank Kermode
Franz Kafka
Freud
Fyodor Dostoevsky
G.K. Chesterton
Galileo
Geoff Dyer
George Eliot
George MacDonald
George Orwell
Gideon Lewis-Kraus
Glenway Wescott
Gogol
Guillaume Apollinaire to Max Jacob
Gustave Flaubert
Guy Debord
Han Wên-kung
Harold Bloom
Heidegger
Hemingway
Henry David Thoreau
Henry James
Herman Melville
HG Wells
Hilaire Belloc [1870-1953]
Hugo Hofmannsthal
Ian Hacking
Isaac Bashevis Singer
J D Ballard
J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
J.G. Ballard
J.R.R. Tolkien
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
James Hamilton-Paterson
James Joyce
James Thurber
Jane Austen
Joe Biden
Joe Torre and Tom Verducci
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
John Ashbery
John Chrysostom
John Cowper Powys
John Kennedy Toole
John Lanchester
John Le Carre
John Masefield [1878-1967]
John of Damascus
John Ruskin
John Wesley
John Winthrop
Jon Voigt
Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Leake
Jorge Luis Borges
Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Leo Koenrer
Joshua Cohen
Julian of Norwich
Karl Barth
Katie Thomas
Keats
Keats, 1816
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Kierkegaard
kierkegaard ('a')
Kim Stanley Robinson
Kinglsey Amis
Kingsley Amis
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Lee Siegel
Leo Tolstoy
Leon Wieseltier
Leopardi
Libba Bray
Lord Byron
Lukacs
Madam Guyon
Mann
Manny Farber
Marat Safin
Marcus Aurelius
Marguerite del Guidice
Marilynne Robinson
Marinetti
Mark Spitz
Marlise Simons
Martin Amis
Martin Luther
Maurizio Cattelan
me
Michael DeBakey
Michael Oakeshott
MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
Michael Slackman
Michael T. Kaufman
Montaigne
Murrary
Myfanwy Piper
N.T. Wright
Nabokov
Nathaniel West
Neil MacFarquhar
Nick Paumgarten
Nikita Khruschev
Norimitsu Onishi
Norman O. Brown
Onion
Oscar Wilde
Pascal Bruckner
Pat Conroy
Paul Berman
Pedro Blas Gonzalez
Penelope Lively
Pessoa
Rachel Donadio
Rafael Nadal
Randall Jarrell
Raymond Chandler
Raymond Williams
Reginald H. Fuller
Rene Girard
Richard Dawkins
Richard Hofstadter
Richard Posner
Richard Sennett
Rilke
Robert Bolt
Robert Fulton
Robert Kolb
Ruskin
Saint Augustine
Samuel Beckett
Samuel Johnson
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Saul Bellow
Sean Connery
Shakespeare
Simon Blackburn
Sir Walter Scott
Sri Ramkrishna
Stella Gibbons
Stendhal
Susan Sontag
Svevo
T.F. Torrance
T.S. Eliot
the human personality
Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Bernhard
Thomas Merton
Thomas More
Thoreau
Thornton Wilder
Tom McCarthy
Tom Verducci
Turgenev
Victor Hugo
Virginia Woolf
Vivien Schweitzer
Vladimir Nabakov
W H Auden
W. Somerset Maugham
Walker Percy
Wallace Stevens
Walter Benjamin
Week in Review
Werner Herzog (Klaus Kinski)
Whistler
Whit Stillman
Wilkie Collins
Willa Cather
William Barclay
William Bradford
William F. Buckley
William Gaddis
William Grimes
William Hazlitt
William James
William Quine
Woolf
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